MILES: 15 CUMULATIVE MILES: 318
STEPS: 25,000 CUMULATIVE STEPS: 634,000
TIME WALKING: 6 HOURS CUMULATIVE TIME WALKING: 139 HOURS
Today was a glorious day! Sunny with a few clouds AND most importantly NO RAIN!!!
I decided to take an alternate route because the main Camino path follows a highway and it is boring and noisy. The route I took took me through lots of plains and fields of wildflowers.
So, let’s begin.
A nice hostel along the way.
These yellow flowers were everywhere.
The remnants of all the rain. Good thing we had a clear day… I don’t know if I could have handled another day of rain.
A couple of shots from one of the little towns along the way.
No translation required 🙂
You see lots of these little decorations along the way.
The vegetation is changing. I’m seeing less poppies and a lot of these purple flowers.
But there are still a few patches of poppies.
Here is a close-up of the stork nests. They seem to be on almost every church.
- So my decision to replace my backpack in León is paying off. It is very comfortable and a little bit lighter.
- I mentioned in an earlier blog post that there are lots of different ways to do the Camino. I have met several people who do the Camino for a week or 2 every year for several years (like Oliver). I seems like a great way to keep the Camino spirit going for many years. However, I think they might be missing one the great aspects of doing the Camino in 1 shot. After about 2 weeks, I noticed that this amount of time really helps separate me from my “normal” life. That distance really helps you relax and I notice so much more. There is a nice sense of freedom.
- I had an expensive dinner tonight. I heard the hostel served a good pizza. So I ordered one. It was good but… it was pretty small. It was more like an appetizer. So after the pizza I ordered the pilgrim’s meal.